What we're about

The Garden State Java User Group, Inc. (formerly the ACGNJ Java Users Group), in continuous operation since February 2001, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a forum to promote the use of Java platforms, APIs, and language. We strive to facilitate interactive discussions and exchange of ideas relating to the application of Java.

Topics will primarily focus on JVM technologies such as Java EE, Jakarta EE, MicroProfile, Spring, Groovy and Kotlin. Topics on non-JVM technologies such as Meteor, AngularJS, and Rust may occasionally be presented.

We are proud members of the MicroProfile Working Group and the Jakarta EE Ambassadors and have adopted the Jakarta NoSQL specification.

All meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of the month, but may change due to speaker availability. In-person meetings are usually held at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. On-line meetings are held via our YouTube channel.

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Getting Started with JReleaser: A Hands-On Workshop

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Please note that registration is required to attend this free event!

We are happy to announce that Andres Almiray will be our special guest for the September meeting. He will present "Getting Started with JReleaser: A Hands-On Workshop."

Your project has reached that stage when it’s a good idea to post binaries, but new questions appear such as where should they be posted? How do make it easier for users to install and discover your binaries? Where should releases be announced? Most importantly, can answers to these questions be automated? Enter JReleaser, a tool that provides answers to these questions and more. JReleaser may be used to create GitHub/GitLab/Gitea releases and publish binaries that can be consumed from different distribution channels such as Homebrew, Snap, Scoop, and more. Once published, the release can be automatically announced on Twitter, Slack, Gitter, Discord, and other communication channels.

This workshop will show you how to get started with the tool.
Please prepare to participate in this workshop:

  • Have a GitHub account
  • Create a Personal Access Token : https://docs.github.com/en/authentication/keeping-your-account-and-data-secure/creating-a-personal-access-token Store the value in a file ~/.jreleaser/config.properties or %USER_HOME%/.jreleaser/config.properties with key/value as JRELEASER_GITHUB_TOKEN = token_value
  • Java 8 as a minimum
  • Maven 3.8.4
  • A text editor or IDE

Andres Almiray is a Java/Groovy developer and a Java Champion with more than 20 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application development since the early days of Java. Andres is a true believer in open source and has participated in popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects. He's a founding member of the Griffon framework, Hackergarten community event, and creator of JReleaser.

Please note that registration is required to attend this free event!

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Your Java Code in the Fastlane: Creating a Million Virtual Threads

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